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Westpoint Arena

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Westpoint Exeter
Westpoint, Westpoint Centre
Westpoint Building, Devon County Showground - - 1746013.jpg
The main arena in March 2010
Former namesWestpoint Arena
LocationClyst St Mary, near Exeter, England
Coordinates50°42′47″N 3°26′26″W / 50.713135°N 3.440506°W / 50.713135; -3.440506
OwnerWestpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd
Capacity7,500 (concerts)
OpenedMay 1990
Construction cost£3 million
ArchitectDevon County Agricultural Association

Westpoint Exeter (formerly Westpoint Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena and showground, at Clyst St Mary, near Exeter, England. The capacity of the venue is 7,500 people.[1] It hosts local concerts, fairs and exhibitions. Westpoint is the largest exhibition and entertainment venue in the South West and is located near to Exeter Airport.


Westpoint's arena and showground was built on the former Ivington Farm to host the annual Devon County Show each May. The farm was purchased by the Devon County Agricultural Association, with work on the site estimated to have cost a further sum in excess of £3 million. 50,000 square feet of unobstructed floor space, and a building capable of seating 6,000 people opened in 1990. The 4,590 sq metre column-free main arena doubles as an exhibition area and, for the County Show, a cattle shed. Large car parks can accommodate well over 12,000 cars at any one time.[2]

The Association and its subsidiary company Westpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd rent the facilities out to event organisers during the remainder of the year.[3]


It has been the venue for the Devon County Show since 1990.[2] Since 2009, it has played host to a week of the Premier League Darts.[4]

The arena has hosted performances by acclaimed British artists including Manic Street Preachers,[5] and car shows such as the BHP Fuel Fest.[6]

The creation of a Nightingale Hospital at Westpoint Exeter during the UK COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis was announced in April 2020.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Venue Facilities - Westpoint Exeter - Event & Exhibition Venue in Devon". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "ExeterMemories - Devon County Show". Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Devon County Agricultural Association". Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Premier League Darts". Sporting Life. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ Manic Street Preachers Setlist at Westpoint, Exeter, England (19 December 1998), accessed 15 April 2020
  6. ^ BHP FUEL FEST June 14th Exeter, Devon, accessed 15 April 2020
  7. ^ A new NHS Nightingale Hospital will be opened in Westpoint Exeter, accessed 13 April 2020

External links

Media related to Westpoint Arena at Wikimedia Commons

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